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11th-May-2005 10:14 am
knitting sketch
and we are finally on our way. This should be my last entry from good ol' Blighty for some time.

MWNN's plane touched down 15 minutes early last night, but even so I was there at the arrivals' exit to meet him, and he looked so glad that I was. He was absolutely shattered by the weekend. I thought he was going to say he needed a drink as he guided me over towards the cafe, but, no, he pulled something out of his inside pocket.

A little blue box.

Inside was a ring set with the most exquisitely dark blue spaphire I have ever seen. Now I'm not one for sparklies, preferring just my wedding and gold claddagh engagement ring to anything flashy, but I have let it be known that I adore sapphires - deep blue, not the anaemic pale ones. He'd arranged for one to be bought in Bancock while the family was over in Cambodia for the nephew's wedding. Of course, I'm never going to be able to wear it. The last ring with stones (chips really) in it was an eternity band he bought for our 25th anniversary. I lost that aboard the boat in the winter-of-pain back in 1995. But I'm touched, really really . . . .

And then this morning postie brought more presents - Science of the Discworld III, Darwin's Watch and Dead Beat. I'd ordered them to be sent next door because I was sure we'd be away when they were published, but the delays to our departure mean that I get to take them with me.

What a lovely way to start the day.

11th-May-2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Aww, how sweet of him :)

Have a great time away. Did you sort out posting to lj or do you still need me to do it (I know I volunteered a while back but can't remember what the current situation is)?
11th-May-2005 11:42 am (UTC)
He's a romantic at heart, despite protestations to the contrary.

I'm going to spend an obscene amount of money posting entries via the nokia + laptop, but thanks for the offer - I'll take you up on it if the technology fails me in France. Don't see why it should, it works in the UK.
11th-May-2005 11:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, he's a big cuddly teddy bear (I've seen him with Harry) :)

Well if you get stuck just drop me an email. We have dial-up access in France so even there it is not a problem for me to upload stuff.
11th-May-2005 09:42 am (UTC)
How lovely. I used to be lucky to get a Kinder egg.

Have a lovely trip, when are you back? Hopefully I should be on chapter 11, by then chapter 10 is coming thick and fast.
11th-May-2005 11:45 am (UTC)
I used to be lucky to get a Kinder egg.

*snort* - well at least it's edible.

Back at the end of July. Mind you, If the weather doesn't improve, he says sooner. And if the lock isn't repaired, it may be even sooner than that.

Sorry I won't be able to beta chapter 10. Sounds like the Muse is working hard for all of us at the moment, I've started what should be chapter 5 and that's fairly galloping, too.
11th-May-2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
And I've just written (okay, finished off) a drabble too. See you in July.
11th-May-2005 09:53 am (UTC)
Ahh, how lovely. Have a wonderful and safe trip. I'm looking forward to hearing about it.
11th-May-2005 11:48 am (UTC)
He's a big softie underneath.

Fingers crossed for an uneventful cruise this year.
11th-May-2005 09:57 am (UTC)
Wow. That sounds like one hell of a ring never to wear.

Glad you're having a nice day.
11th-May-2005 11:51 am (UTC)
It truly is lovely. I just don't foresee many occasions I could wear it. Despite the fact that he has a pretty good idea about my ring size, it's a wee bit loose and the idea of it slipping off into a canal or river doesn't bear thinking about.

Glad you're having a nice day.
So far it's been a cracker!
11th-May-2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
:: beams ::

:: is stuck on the beaming thing, will reboot soon ::

(Also? Email me the France addy again? Just in case? Have mail to send! :D)
11th-May-2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Have mailed you.

Looking forward to whatever you're sending.

Today is a good day. < smile >
11th-May-2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Have a lovely time. *hugs*
11th-May-2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
I'll try.

Watch this space.
11th-May-2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
Have a lovely and safe trip. I'll be looking for your posts.

On your lovely MWNN's present - you surely deserve the saphire and the stars, but it was sweeter than honey that he did it. Really wonderful really.
11th-May-2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
He never ceases to amaze and surprise me. After all these years together, he's still got it - in spades.

I'm hoping for a far less eventful cruise this year. I want the adventures kept strictly for the writing.

12th-May-2005 10:15 am (UTC)
I'm probably too late and you're going to read this upon your return, but nevertheless HAVE A GREAT TIME! :)
12th-May-2005 10:19 am (UTC)
We're still here. A friends' locked entry told all. Lookes like the Ma in law hasn't got long to live and we've cancelled the trip bookings for the foreseeable future.
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